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Latest news and articles from Child & Youth Finance and the CYF Movement Network

YE! Entrepreneurship Platform Launching 10 December

YE! Launch Event

Date: 15:30~18:00 (CET), Dec 10th
Location: Amsterdam

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End the Cycle: Empower our Girls

On October 11 Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child, an annual event instated by the UN in 2011 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year, the theme was “Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence,” and focused on bringing attention to the challenges and difficulties faced by adolescent girls throughout the world on a daily basis.

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Unlocking Resources For Innovative Development

The World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted the Special Meeting on Unlocking Resources for Regional Development in Istanbul on September 28-29th, 2014. The location was chosen strategically - Turkey is not only at the intersection of 3 global regions (Eurasia, Middle East, and North Africa) which are all undergoing rapid transformations, but it will also assume the Presidency of the G-20 in December 2014. The Special Meeting took these opportunities as a way of creating discussion between stakeholders on the pathway for global economic growth, to shape (inter)national agendas, and to give them a chance to build relations and agreements on these topics.

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Microfinance: Providing Youth with Innovative Opportunities

Currently 12.6% of youth around the world are unemployed. At the rampant rate that unemployment is growing, 600 million jobs need to be created over the next 10 years to support the number of youth who are entering the workforce daily. Youth unemployment is not only detrimental to the national economy but to the youth themselves by affecting their sense of dignity and self-confidence by limiting their contribution to and full participation in their community.

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Increasing Kids Financial Capability Through Innovation

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September-30-2014

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Youth to Talk Money with Policy Makers

Child and Youth Finance International’s 3rd Annual Regional Meeting for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) will bring together policy makers, financial service providers and children and youth from the region to discuss innovative ways to responsibly and sustainably include the young generation in their national economies.

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Guatemala City Became the Central American Capital of Financial Education for Two Days

CYFI’s 3rd Annual Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Meeting 2014 brought together policy makers and financial service providers to discuss innovative ways to responsibly and sustainably include children and youth in the economy.

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Ciudad de Guatemala se convirtió en la capital de centroamericana de la educación financiera durante dos días

La 3ra edición de la Reunión Regional de CYFY para América Latina y el Caribe (LAC) 2014 reunió a los líderes financieros de las Américas y el caribe en Guatemala, para discutir las tendencias más recientes en inclusión y educación financiera para niños, niñas y jóvenes.

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Financial Inclusion and Financial Education for Children and Youth Takes the Stage in Guatemala

CYFI’s 3rd Annual Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Meeting 2014 will bring together policy makers and financial service providers to discuss innovative ways to responsibly and sustainably include children and youth in the economy.

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Free Mentoring for Youth Start-ups!

Free mentoring for young start-ups!

Are you a young entrepreneur with a business which you would like to develop or scale up? Are you looking for a free coaching service? Just sign yourself up at www.youth-co.com and you can get linked with an experienced coach!

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Update: Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

The UN has published an update on the Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

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Webinar: Savings and Retail Banks building financial capabilities of children and youth

Webinar: “Banco Caja Social and MicroBank: Savings and Retail Banks building financial capabilities of children and youth”

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Children and Youth propose a Youth UN

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June-02-2014

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Press Release - 2014 CYFI Awards announced

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May-22-2014

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Press Release: Youth to Lead the World to an Inclusive Future

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Partnering with Teacher Training Institutes to promote Child Social and Financial Education

A new report from Aflatoun describes how partnering with Teacher Training Institutes has been a better strategy to guarantee quality and scale of programming than traditional approaches using Regional Master Trainers.

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Turning a part-time job into a business - Interview with the co-founder of Le Cico

In a seminar called “InnovAction Lab”(www.innovactionlab.org, three Italian girls - Monica, Giulia and Valentina met each. They worked together on the start-up project of the course. Inspired by their own experience and ambition to make something big, they decided to turn their idea into a real business. With the help of “Luiss Enlabs” start-ups incubator (www.luissenlabs.com), they launched Le Cicogne, a company and web portal that matches demands and supplies of babysitting service in Italy.

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Unlocking Creativity through Playing - Interview with Matteo di Pascale

This week we would like to present you our interview with Matteo di Pascale, a young Italian writer, designer and artist. He is the creator of Intùiti Creative Cards. Introduced as “a deck of cards for Creativity” and “serious game”, Intùiti aims to provide people with an effective tool for brainstorming and to spur creative thinking.

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Press Release: “Banking a New Generation” to Help Banks Create Products for Children and Youth

 

March 12, 2014

MasterCard and Child & Youth Finance International Publish Guide During Global Money Week

 

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Webinar: Building the business case for youth services

As the spirit of Global Money Week continues and our partners in the financial sector are showing more interest in developing products for children and youth, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to organize a webinar and raise the question of whether there is a business case for youth services.

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